Professor Lydia Aziato, Vice Chancellor of UHAS, was honored by the Chiefs and people of Akato-Wudoaba, her hometown in the Ketu South Municipality, during a Durbar held in her honor on Saturday, August 13, 2022, upon becoming the third Vice Chancellor of the University of Health and Allied Sciences. Professor Aziato is the first nurse in Ghana and West Africa to be named Vice Chancellor of a university.
Professor Lydia Aziato has been appointed as the third Vice Chancellor of UHAS, with effect from August 2022, bringing UHAS to the limited list of Ghanaian universities with female VCs - only the fifth in Ghana.
Prof.Lydia Aziato stated that she and her team are prepared to lead the university into a new era, building on prior achievements:
After a brief handover meeting at the UHAS main campus, she will begin her new post on August 1, 2022. Prof. Aziato will be formally installed as UHAS's third Vice Chancellor on August 11. Ms. Yaa Amankwaa Opuni, who will be admitted as the third Registrar of UHAS on August 11, will take over alongside the VC. Their appointments will take effect on August 1, 2022.
The departing vice Chancellor Prof. John Gyapong outlined the foundations that have been created for UHAS's many directorates, schools, and institutes, as well as a call to the new administration to manage the university's few resources. He also guaranteed the incoming VC's administration of his and the departing Registrar, Dr. Cynthia Kpeglo's, cooperation in propelling UHAS's growth.
"I will lead a vibrant and motivated team to ensure that the Great Giant, UHAS, continues to rise and become a force to be reckoned with in the health space," she added.
Prof Aziato's investiture also saw the appointment of Yaa Amankwaa Opuni as the new Registrar of UHAS.
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